On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59

Famous Birthdays

  • Vance DeVoe Brand, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35), born in Longmont, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78